Alumni Spotlight
They’re Back! 9 Alums Return to CRSM to Make a Difference

They’re Back! 9 Alums Return to CRSM to Make a Difference

From serving on the leadership team and the board of directors to teaching, navigating student jobs, and mentoring scholarship recipients, to leading retreats for campus ministry, nine CRSM alums have a special connection to the...

First CRSM Alumna Elected to School’s Board of Trustees

First CRSM Alumna Elected to School’s Board of Trustees

Since her freshman year at Cristo Rey St. Martin 16 years ago, Esmeralda “Esme” Silva has been determined to be of service to others. Dedicated to paying her life forward and amplify the voices of victims of violence, the 30-year-old works to end human trafficking in...

Alums Make a Lasting Impact on Waukegan Community

Alums Make a Lasting Impact on Waukegan Community

Inspired by Cristo Rey’s commitment for students to become people for others, three alums from our first and early graduating classes, are embodying the mission to give back and help fellow immigrants and neighbors in Waukegan through several high-profile non-profits...

Great Aspirations: Alum Pays It Forward to the Community

Great Aspirations: Alum Pays It Forward to the Community

Since his high school years at CRSM, Jonathan Catalan has aspired to reach out and give back to the others in Waukegan and neighboring communities. “I really feel it is my responsibility to contribute to the people in my community,” says Catalan, a CRSM Class of ’14...

Alumna Lauded as Business “Rookie of the Year”

Alumna Lauded as Business “Rookie of the Year”

At 15 years old, Samantha Bahena made a pledge: “I want to be that one out of 10 students in Waukegan who goes to college,” which at the time was the trajectory. The 22-year-old CRSM Class of ’17 grad recently was named “Rookie of the Year,” at Advanced...